Case | HBS Case Collection | September 1996 (Revised November 1996)

World Bank (A): Under Siege

by George C. Lodge and Carin-Isabel Knoop


Describes the issues that James Wolfensohn faces when he takes over the World Bank as president in June 1995. Presents several lines of criticism of the bank's strategy, structure, and relevance.

Keywords: Financial Institutions; International Finance; Organizational Structure; Leading Change; Situation or Environment; Decision Choices and Conditions; Strategy; Management Teams; Value; Banking Industry;


Lodge, George C., and Carin-Isabel Knoop. "World Bank (A): Under Siege." Harvard Business School Case 797-022, September 1996. (Revised November 1996.)